National Rail Week Award function begins at Bhopal
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal in association with Ministry of Railway and Bhopal division, West Central Railway is organizing a cultural festival under the National Rail Week Award function.
It is the cultural part of ongoing three-day programme ‘Raag-Rang’. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralaya is performing the arts which displays India’s rich cultural diversity and unifies the nation through art. In this programme Manipur, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh’s traditional dances will be performed.
The three-day programme of performing arts is being held at Bhopal Haat. Audience enjoyed the performances on the beginning of the festival. The artists from Manipur presented Thougal Jagoi, Thang-Ta, Pung Cholom and Basant Raas where they displayed eternal love of Lod Krishna and Radha and Madhya Pradesh- Parghoni dance, Gudum Baaja and Shaila Dance from Chhattisgarh.
In the Basanta Ras, the Gopis led by Radhika respond to the flute of the Lord and they come to the appointed grove and dance together and conclude with unity of the Lord Krishna and Radhika. TThougal Jagoi is a part of the famous Manipuri Traditional Lai-Haraoba depicting the performance before the sylvan God and Goddess to bring peace and prosperity. Created by the Meitei of Manipur, Thang Ta is popularly known worldwide as martial arts of Manipur, it is an art of self defense and also for offence. Pung Cholam is performed by men wearing clean white dhotis and they dance with drums.The Saila Tribal Dance of Chhattisgarh in India is performed after the season for the harvests is over. The dance is generally performed by the young boys belonging to the plains of Chhattisgarh by going to each and every home of the adjacent village.
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